Definition: detestable; extremely unpleasant
Definition: detestable; extremely unpleasant
Sentences Containing 'abominable'
'I cannot convey the sense of abominable desolation that hung over the world.
Abominable are the tumblers into which he pours his poison.
But if it were so that happiness did consist in pleasure: how came notorious robbers, impure abominable livers, parricides, and tyrants, in so large a measure to have their part of pleasures?
By whom such indecencies are daily acted, even in our open streets, as are very offensive to the eyes and ears of all sober persons, and even abominable in a Christian country.
From the nature of things, pass now unto their subjects and matter: how temporary, how vile are they I such as may be in the power and possession of some abominable loose liver, of some common strumpet, of some notorious oppressor and extortioner.
Haunted in a most ghastly manner that abominable place would have been, if the glass could ever have rendered back its reflections, as the ocean is one day to give up its dead.
He complain'd to me that they were grievously calumniated by the zealots of other persuasions, and charg'd with abominable principles and practices, to which they were utter strangers.
He thought his ears, being used to such abominable words, might, by degrees, admit them with less detestation: that although he hated the _Yahoos_ of this country, yet he no more blamed them for their odious qualities, than he did a _gnnayh_ (a bird of prey) for its cruelty, or a sharp stone for cutting his hoof.
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
In the old Greek legend the Atreidae, or children of Atreus, were doomed to punishment because of the abominable crime of their father.
It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country town indifference to decorum.''
It was now quite plain that he must be some abominable savage or other shipped aboard of a whaleman in the South Seas, and so landed in this Christian country.
M. Fantin, commissary of police of Granville is agitated at having to carry out the Man in Grey's orders in what he sees as an abominable insult to the Bishop.
My horror and astonishment are not to be described, when I observed in this abominable animal, a perfect human figure: the face of it indeed was flat and broad, the nose depressed, the lips large, and the mouth wide; but these differences are common to all savage nations, where the lineaments of the countenance are distorted, by the natives suffering their infants to lie grovelling on the earth, or by carrying them on their backs, nuzzling with their face against the mothers’ shoulders.
The baron was to sign first, then the representative of M. Cavalcanti, senior, then the baroness, afterwards the``future couple,''as they are styled in the abominable phraseology of legal documents.
The matches were of that abominable kind that light only on the box.
The rooms were carefully examined, and results all pointed to an abominable crime.
The second part, "Snow Man and Others", was about a scientific expedition seeking the Abominable Snow Man in a mountainous region, with the Coward, the Fool, and the Pro pretending to be the Snow Man in order to hide from local law enforcement.
Their next business is from herbs, minerals, gums, oils, shells, salts, juices, sea-weed, excrements, barks of trees, serpents, toads, frogs, spiders, dead men’s flesh and bones, birds, beasts, and fishes, to form a composition, for smell and taste, the most abominable, nauseous, and detestable, they can possibly contrive, which the stomach immediately rejects with loathing, and this they call a vomit; or else, from the same store-house, with some other poisonous additions, they command us to take in at the orifice above or below (just as the physician then happens to be disposed) a medicine equally annoying and disgustful to the bowels; which, relaxing the belly, drives down all before it; and this they call a purge, or a clyster.
``Can such abominable pride as his have ever done him good?''
More Vocab Words::: juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
::: meager - scanty; inadequate
::: indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding